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WSU bullish on building its own medical school

4 hours 12 min ago
Washington State University decided to explore building its own medical school because the University of Washington wasn't moving fast enough to expand its medical program, WSU President Elson Floyd said Thursday.

Feds Rescind Washington State's 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver

4 hours 33 min ago
The news marks an important flare-up in a long-running war between teachers unions and the federal government over standardized testing. Washington has become the first state to lose its waiver.

Washington loses waiver on No Child Left Behind

5 hours 58 min ago
SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is losing its independence to decide the best way to spend about $40 million in federal dollars to improve how students perform in its public schools, education officials said Thursday.

Washington first state to lose waiver on No Child Left Behind

8 hours 2 min ago
Washington state has become the first to lose its federal waiver for requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law.

Washington first state to lose No Child Left Behind waiver –It’ll cost us

8 hours 40 min ago
Print— The U.S. Department of Education has pulled Washington’s waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law, saying the state has not met its timeline for linking evaluation of teachers and principals to students’ scores on state standardized tests. Washington is the first state to lose its waiver, although Oregon is also on the Education Department’s “high risk” list. The loss means that ...

State loses No Child Left Behind waiver; schools slated to ‘fail’

8 hours 53 min ago
OLYMPIA — Washington state public schools stand to lose millions of public dollars after the federal government announced Thursday it would not renew the state’s important waiver for No Child Left Behind. With the loss of the NCLB waiver, Washington …

Washington first state to lose waiver on No Child Left Behind

9 hours 2 min ago
Washington state has become the first to lose its federal waiver for requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law.

Washington loses waiver on No Child Left Behind- Standardized test opponents, school reach deal

9 hours 19 min ago
Washington state has become the first to lose its federal waiver for requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law as well as control over how about $40 million is spent to improve public school student outcomes, education officials announced Thursday.

Washington first state to lose federal waiver on requirements from No Child Left Behind law

9 hours 28 min ago
SEATTLE — Washington state has become the first to lose its federal waiver for requirements of the No Child Left Behind education law.

Washington first state to lose waiver from No Child law

10 hours 16 min ago
Washington has become the first state in the country to lose its waiver from many requirements of the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind.

State Patrol cruiser struck in chain-reaction crash

15 hours 8 min ago
A Washington State Patrol trooper’s patrol car was struck while she was responding to a disabled car in Bothell. The crash occurred on southbound Interstate 405 near Northeast 160th Street at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. The crash was described by the State Patrol as a chain-reaction crash in which one driver hit another vehicle that then hit the patrol car. The driver who caused the crash then fled ...

Eastern Washington schedules another Pac-12 game

18 hours 51 min ago
Eastern Washington will play Washington State for the third time in seven seasons when they meet on Sept. 15, 2018 at Martin Stadium in Pullman.

Washington State couple suspected in three Twin Cities bank robberies

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:36
A Washington state man robbed banks in Burnsville and Maple Grove last week with the help of his girlfriend, Dakota County prosecutors say.

Washington State couple suspected in three Twin Cities bank robberies

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:17
A Washington state man robbed banks in Burnsville and Maple Grove last week with the help of his girlfriend, Dakota County prosecutors say.

AP-Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:21
Washington state at 5 p.m. The Seattle bureau can be reached at (800) 552-7694 or (206) 682-1812. The photo supervisor is at (206) 682-4801 or (800) 552-7694. For questions on stories from Olympia, call (360) 753-7222. For questions on Spokane-area stories, call Correspondent Nicholas Geranios at (800) ...

EWU and WSU Add Matchup in 2018

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:46
Washington State has added Eastern Washington to its 2018 football schedule, WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Wednesday.The game is scheduled for Sept. 15, 2018 in Martin Stadium.

To prevent cuts to food stamps, Washington to make use of ‘heat and eat’ loophole

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 07:29
Washington state will prevent federal cuts to food-stamp benefits for about 200,000 people, thanks to a loophole left in the federal Farm Bill.

Cougs and Eags to continue series in 2018

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:35
Washington State has won all three previous meetings in the series, including a 24-20 victory in 2012 in Pullman, the first victory for Mike Leach as the Cougar head coach.

Washington county delays decision on building ban after deadly mudslide

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:24
By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - A Washington state county where a mudslide killed at least 41 people last month delayed a decision on Wednesday on a proposed ban on construction in landslide-prone areas over concerns it could hamper rebuilding efforts. The five-member Snohomish County Council voted unanimously to table the issue of whether to impose a moratorium on ...

Washington county delays decision on building ban after deadly mudslide

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 03:21
OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - A Washington state county that was the scene of a deadly mudslide last month that killed at least 41 people pushed back a decision on Wednesday on a proposed six-month ban on new construction in landslide-prone areas.